In a big-time promotion on Friday, Usain Bolt will try competitive football for the first time, but the sprinting superstar admits that he is not nervous about his health. The Jamaican is likely to end the game in a 10 or 15 minute match in a friendly match between the Australian Central Coast Mariners as he strives to win the contract and become a professional football player. This is the buzz around the game, it will be live on pay TV, and it is expected that 10,000 fans will squeeze into the Central Coast Stadium, which is usually a low-key preseason.
The club completed the bottom of the domestic A-League last season and is planning fireworks and other recreational activities to keep fans entertained before Bolt enters the game.
Everyone's eyes are on the 8th Olympic Games championship, and a local newspaper plans to distribute 100,000 32-year-old cardboard cutout masks for onlookers.
"I think it will be a bit strange, but it won't be too weird," Bolt, who likes to play the left wing and jokingly said these masks. "I saw a bit in the track and field competition. But the first game will be new and I will see this."
Bolt dominated the sprint after winning a double gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is still the world record holder of 100 meters.
Before retiring last year and pursuing his passion for football, he continued to win six Olympic gold medals and won 11 world championships.
Despite getting used to running in front of 100,000 spectators and millions of TV viewers, when he entered a new phase of his career, they had tried with other clubs around the world to no avail.
"There will be nervousness. This is no longer a charity game, it is the profession I am pursuing," Bolt said.
“I hope to make mistakes, but I also want to be able to enter, to be proud of myself and to push myself.”
His football dream is still a work in progress, and this week Bolt admits that he is trying to stop the sport continually, unlike his usual fast sprint on athletics tracks.
"He doesn't have football, it's natural. We didn't bring him in, saying that you have to do this, and this time," said sailor coach Mike Malvey, who gave Bolt proof of himself indefinitely. .
"For this Friday, it comes down to what the fitness instructor told me about how his body responds to the load we currently have.
"But I think he will participate in the competition on Friday."
The sailor team leader Andrew Young is blunt in his assessment: "As of now, Euse is not in the conditions required to play the A-League," he told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
"We must study his aerobic capacity, he knows this."
On October 21st, the sailors brought their A-League season to Brisbane to roar.
Although Bolt may spend most of his time on Friday, his appearance at the Gosford Club Base, 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Sydney, has sparked global excitement, and Malvi is preparing for it. .
“The boys in the office told me that there may be 10,000 to 12,000 people here, which is incredible for the pre-season game. But I welcome it because it puts us in a little spotlight,” he said.
Although Bolt is accustomed to fame and wealth, he is determined to be one of the “boys” in the new life of the Gosford area, a popular weekend resort in Sydney with spectacular national parks and beaches.
The bright lights of Sydney are not far away, but he has no plans to attend the party.
“I really want to enjoy the city and life, but I still have to remember that I am a professional football player now, so I have to respect the rules laid down by coaches and sailors,” he said.